Month: April 2012


Strawberry Oat Muffins

Here’s a nice recipe from Healthy Food for Living that I stumbled upon last week during my strawberry recipe search.  These muffins are healthy and wholesome, with just a hint of sweetness. Strawberry Oat Muffins 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour 1 1/4 cups rolled oats 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4

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Healthy Whole Wheat Bread

Because she knows how much I love to bake, my sweet aunt sent me this wonderful bread recipe to try.  Thank you, Aunt Glenda!  Here’s the twist: the bread bakes in a crock pot!  Sadly, the recipe languished in my “Recipes to Try” folder for a few weeks since our crock pot had recently bit

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie

We are blessed to live near a strawberry farm, and this week we have been in strawberry heaven.  The strawberries are so fresh that they melt in your mouth!  We’ve gone through three buckets of them this week alone.  As a topping on oatmeal, an afterschool snack, or with some ice cream for dessert –

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Raspberry Ice Cream

I sure didn’t do much cooking or baking last week while the kids were out of school, but one thing I did make was Raspberry Ice Cream.  We ate out of our freezer all week long, basically.  Quite often I will make two of something and freeze one for an easy meal later, so I had

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Ratatouille from Smitten Kitchen

By now you have probably guessed it: last week was Spring Break!  My children completely enjoyed their week out of school, especially since only 2 days were allowed for Spring Break last year because of all the snow that Mother Nature dumped on us.  This time we hardly knew what to do with ourselves!  We

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tray #8

Hot Cross Buns

For as long as I can remember, my mother has always made hot cross buns on Good Friday. Sweet and delicious, they take me back home every time I eat one.  This is her time-tested recipe, and it’s filled with goodness and love! Hot Cross Buns 4 to 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 cup

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Chocolate Mousse

In honor of National Chocolate Mousse Day, here is a delightfully deceiving recipe for chocolate mousse.  The secret ingredient?  Tofu! Chocolate Mousse (from Cooking Light magazine)  3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted 1 (12.3-ounce) package reduced-fat extra-firm tofu 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 large egg whites 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup water Fat-free whipped topping, thawed

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Rosemary Potatoes

Here’s a super easy and delicious side dish for Easter.  The beauty in this recipe is that these potatoes taste like they were roasted in the oven, but only take half the time because you cook them in the microwave.  Perfect…especially if you have a ham baking in the oven! Rosemary Potatoes (Cooking Light magazine)

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